Croftend Cottage

Croftend Cottage

This sunny 15th century cottage secluded behind ancient double hedges in the centre of Brewlands Estate on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park, 90 minutes drive from Edinburgh, is such a romantic yet fabulously comfortable place that it is perfect for lovers, honeymooners and explorers. Our honeymooners frequently return for “mini-moons” proving that it must be a romantic holiday cottage. It is 400 metres from one of the best (private) trout lochs in Scotland with stunning views of mountains up to 3000 feet. Its central location makes it perfect for wider exploration of Scotland.

In Brief:

  • Sleeps 2-4 (different prices). Most often booked for 2
  • Ensuite super kingsize bedroom
  • 1 further twin ensuite room
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Idyllic Highland honeymoon cottage
  • Easy walking access
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Weekly changeover Saturday (short-breaks welcome)
  • Self-catered, partially or fully catered
  • Full concierge service

For 300 years Cistercian monks spent half of the year at this peaceful place, making butter and cheese and brewing beer from the pure springs that continue to feed the cottage. From the main bed one can see the heather hill where the monks put their hives, and from where we still get honey today. The cottage sits between two ancient wild flower meadows; unploughed, unimproved, and protected, full of wild yellow violets and orchids. Lots of rare red squirrels live in the woods around the garden. As one guest commented – ‘forget the luggage, you will need all the boot-space for peanuts for the squirrels’.

Croftend has been authentically restored without compromising on serious comfort, retaining the enormous medieval fireplace (pot hooks intact), with a woodburning stove, original wood panelled walls and ceiling, and a solid oak floor, granite worktops and superking bed with ensuite power shower.

This luxury self-catering Scottish holiday cottage can also be partially or fully catered and all of us would like the opportunity to make your holiday a truly happy one. Why not arrange to fish on one of the Estate’s lochs or ask our keeper to take you clay pigeon shooting or on a wildlife safari, cycle round the glen (very little traffic), or just read by the fire while our chef prepares a romantic dinner? In winter, skis can be brought directly to you and a guide or lessons arranged at Glenshee, 30 minutes away. In summer, golf at St Andrews, or on one of the 7 courses within 14 miles, BBQ on the south facing terrace, climb a munro or walk the Cateran Trail, (we can arrange for you to be dropped off and picked up wherever you want), take a trip to Pitlochry with its tartan and cashmere makers and summer theatre, or to our local salmon smokery. Alternatively visit our local distillery, Balmoral or Glamis Castles or just wander along the river to picnic at a place beloved by Queen Victoria, where the Highland ponies like to come to cool down on hot days.

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